Minor in Political Science

APU political science minors learn about law, justice, and political power as they prepare for roles as informed leaders.

21 units


Select seven courses (21 units total), of which no more than 6 units may be in common with the student’s major. To graduate as department majors or minors, students must maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average in program courses.

Core Courses
POLI 150American Government 13
POLI 160Introduction to Politics3
Select one of the following:3
Intro to International Relations
State and Local Government
Introduction to Criminal Law
Introduction to Legal Transactions
Elective Courses
Select a minimum of four of the following:12
History of American Foreign Affairs
Political Geography
Comparative Politics
Seminar in International Relations
Constitutional Law: Fundamental Freedoms
Constitutional Law: Criminal Justice
Constitutional Law: National Powers
Seminar on Legal Studies
Classical Political Thought
Modern Political Thought
The American Founding
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Theories of International Relations
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
National Security
Politics of Developing Countries
History and Politics of the Non-Western World
Political Science Practicum
Seminar on American Politics
The American Presidency
The Federal Judiciary
Women in Politics
Regional Studies
International Organizations
Principles and Practice of Research Design
Political Topics
Directed Research
Total Units21